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14th Annual Transgender Day of Remembrance

Transgender Day Of Remembrance: Why We Remember

Gwendolyn Ann Smith | Posted 01.20.2013 | Gay Voices
Gwendolyn Ann Smith

In 1999 a handful of transgender people sought to highlight the need for awareness around anti-transgender violence. To that end, we held the first Transgender Day of Remembrance event in the Castro district of San Francisco, holding the names of those we'd lost in silent testimony.

Transgender Day Of Remembrance: More Than A List Of Names

Allyson D. Robinson | Posted 01.20.2013 | Gay Voices
Allyson D. Robinson

The Transgender Day of Remembrance reminds us just how much is at stake. It shocks us out of the day-to-day detachment that our privilege grants us. It refuses to allow us to go about our advocacy and activism as if it were just a job or hobby. And if it causes us to shed a tear, so much the better.

Becoming Worthy Allies To Our Transgender Neighbors

Donna Red Wing | Posted 01.20.2013 | Gay Voices
Donna Red Wing

On this Transgender Day of Remembrance, I am filled with anger, guilt and sorrow. I need to remember those we have lost with dignity and respect. I need to do what I can to make sure that they are never an afterthought in my circles, my work or my world. I need to be an ally.

A Call To House Our Transgender Homeless

Robyn Carolyn Montague | Posted 01.20.2013 | Gay Voices
Robyn Carolyn Montague

The Transgender Day of Remembrance should remain solemn and kept fixed on its purpose, but it should also sound the call to end the violence, discrimination and alarming rates of homelessness that trans-identified people face.